Lora Avedian is a multidisciplinary artist, who has just graduated from a Masters in Textiles from the Royal College of Art. She depicts elements of narrative through textile and craft processes. Lora uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern artefacts, which look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall. She favours slow processes, focusing on short run and bespoke projects.
Lora’s process begins with research, often looking at historical textiles and ethnographic objects as a starting point. This grounding in history enables her to create innovative work which finds a balance between the old and the new. Inspired by ceremonies and folk costume, the symbolism of the objects, colours and embroidery techniques used throughout her work are all important in telling her visual story.
She has collaborated with other artists and designers to realise her ideas into different forms. She has worked with McEvoy Textiles to create woven materials and John Smedley for knitted textiles to her design. Lora is proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar.
Contact Lora via email on Loraavedian@gmail.com
Follow her on Instagram @loraavedian